Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr


Former senator Ramon Revilla Sr dies at 93

Jun 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) He died of heart failure, according to the office of his son, Senator Bong Revilla Jr

RAMON REVILLA SR. Actor and former senator Ramon Revilla Sr has passed away on Friday, June 26. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP

Revilla asks Supreme Court: Do something, I’m the only one left in jail

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The former senator and now plunder defendant files an urgent motion before the High Court requesting for ‘interim measures,’ one of which is provisional liberty

STRATEGY. Former senator Bong Revilla huddles with his legal team led by veteran litigator Estelito Mendoza as they continue wit their strategy of going the Supreme Court route. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Jailed senators' Christmas: Revilla home Dec. 24, De Lima allowed visitors Dec. 25

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Bong Revilla has asked for furlough from the anti-graft court hearing his plunder case, while Leila de Lima only asks her family to be allowed to visit on Christmas

Bong Revilla in plunder trial: I will be free soon

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Napoles lawyer also chimes in: It’s our impression that in the end it will benefit us

CONFIDENT. Detaned former senator Bong Revilla smiles after his plunder trial hearing at the Sandiganbayan on August 10, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Faster trial seen in Bong Revilla plunder case

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Revilla s lawyer Estelito Mendoza is inclined to favor the proposal even as he continues to contest the witnesses relevance in the plunder case

WITNESSES. One of prosecution's witnesses, Piat Cagayan Vice Mayor Leonel Guzman (in beige jacket) exchange pleasantries with detained former senator Bong Revilla after the hearing at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on August 3, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Local execs testify in Revilla plunder trial: 'We never got projects'

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Lawyer Estelito Mendoza counsel to the former senator says the witnesses testimonies have not established that the ghost projects were funded by his client s pork barrel

'I'M A VICTIM TOO.' Detained former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr says on July 27, 2017 that he is also a victim in the ghost agricultural projects supposedly funded by his pork barrel. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DOJ sets up task force for new pork barrel scam probe

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:21 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says the task force is set up to correct the 'miscarriage of justice' in the probe carried out by the Aquino administration

Ball starts rolling at last for PDAF scam plunder trials

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:20 PM

After Bong Revilla's plunder trial, Jinggoy Estrada is next, to be followed by former representative Edgar Valdez

Bong Revilla again allowed to visit ailing father

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

This will be the fourth time since December that Revilla has been granted a furlough to visit his father at the hospital

AILING FATHER. A file photo of detained senator Bong Revilla visiting his ailing father at the hospital in July 2015. Photo from the staff of Senator Revilla

EXPLAINER: Sandiganbayan denies Revilla’s bid to stop his plunder trial

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:28 PM

The Sandiganbayan denies Revilla s motion which was anchored on technicalities and questions on wording

MOTION DENIED. Former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr answers questions from reporters on February 23 after the Sandiganbayan denied his motion to quash. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Court to Revilla plunder case lawyers: Work overtime

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Sandiganbayan Justice Geraldine Faith Econg will personally oversee the preliminary conferences to once and for all settle issues

DEFERRED ANEW. Former Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr appeared in court on February 23, 2017 only for his plunder trial to be deferred for the third time due to his own team's appeals. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Duterte: If evidence is weak, let Bong Revilla out on bail

Jan 21, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The presidential bet says in the senator s home city that Bong Revilla senator Jinggoy Estrada and ex President Gloria Arroyo are victims of slow justice

SLOW JUSTICE. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (middle), shown here with the brother and wife of detained Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr, says: 'I cannot guarantee that his case will be erased, but I will see to it that he will be given the right to bail.'

Include aliases of Revilla, wife in freeze order – prosecution

Apr 06, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Revilla uses at least 7 aliases while his wife has at least 4 known names says the prosecution

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Revilla questions anti-graft court's 'haste' in freezing his assets

Feb 06, 2015 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The P224 512M that the senator allegedly pocketed from his development fund will be held until his plunder case is resolved He expresses disappointment over the seeming haste in the decision

GARNISHMENT. The anti-graft court grants the Ombudsman's petition to secure payment from Senator Ramon Revilla Jr if it eventually rules in favor of the government. Photo by Rappler

Sandiganbayan junks Revilla's bail petition

Dec 02, 2014 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED In a resolution released Tuesday December 2 the Sandiganbayan s First Division says the senator s bail plea lacks merit

Sandiganbayan to SC: Can't resolve Revilla bail plea yet

Nov 21, 2014 - 7:05 PM

The anti graft court is supposed to resolve by Saturday November whether to allow the senator to post bail but says it needs 10 more days to weigh evidence and documents

OVERNIGHT CARE. Senator Ramon Revilla is given the clearance to get an overnight medical check up at St Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City. Photo by Rappler

Court allows overnight checkup for Revilla at St Luke's

Nov 13, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Senator Revilla is required to shoulder all costs for the checkup including expenses to be incurred by the Philippine National Police in securing him

OVERNIGHT CARE. Senator Ramon Revilla is given the clearance to get an overnight medical check up at St Luke's Medical Center in Taguig City. Photo by Rappler

Tight SC voting seen on Jinggoy's freedom

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:03 AM

With the high stakes involved Court insiders say intense lobbying has commenced

'Full recovery of Revilla's ill-gotten assets unlikely'

Oct 30, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Revilla s lawyer says the senator had to close his bank accounts as an act of self preservation and to put the money in a better place

Court seeks Revilla's comment on seizure of assets

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Justices of the anti graft court s 1st division say the request of government lawyers not to seek anymore Senator Ramon Revilla Jr s comment is unnecessary

Gov't seeks to confiscate Revilla assets

Oct 27, 2014 - 3:17 PM

UPDATED The assets amounting to P224 million will be temporarily under court custody if the writ sought is issued This is to make sure the government wouldn’t be left holding the bag once the court rules against Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr in his pork barrel scam cases

REVILLA. File Photo.

Penalties await banks in cahoots with Napoles

Oct 16, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Janet Napoles confirmation was sought by banks each time withdrawals were made from the accounts of PDAF receiving NGOs baring a link between her and the dummy foundations

Rappler Newscast | October 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:58 PM

Revilla: Millions are from showbiz earnings Laude died from drowning autopsy report PH not sending health workers to Ebola zone

Millions in cash deposits? Showbiz earnings, says Revilla

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:27 PM

A justice official however contends that talent fees are usually paid through checks Millions in cash deposits were made to Revilla s accounts

Tagged as fabricator, Luy breaks down in court

Oct 13, 2014 - 3:41 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada s lawyer denies badgering the state witness while Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano says Luy s admission of forgery all the more supports his credibility

BIR 'constrained' in using bank info to go after Revilla

Oct 13, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Approved amendments into the country s anti money laundering law include the AMLC s non intervention in BIR operations

P87M in Revilla deposits, Luy's ledger match – AMLC

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:48 PM

A lawyer from the Anti Money Laundering Council testifies before the anti graft court that the unit noted suspicious transactions and red flags in the cash outflow and inflow of the senator and members of his family

Will Cambe take the fall for his senator-boss Bong Revilla?

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:13 PM

Unless the government can ensure their protection beyond 2016 it is unlikely for agents like Richard Cambe to turn against his long time boss and testify for the state

Revilla to Aquino: Stop politicking, think of the country

Sep 25, 2014 - 2:26 PM

While the senator on his 48th birthday wished for political persecution to end his lawyer cites in open court Senate President Drilon s frequent visits to pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

Court grants Revilla access to Luy's hard drive, but...

Sep 24, 2014 - 9:25 PM

For now the senator and his co accused are allowed to copy only items that are relevant to their case to prevent unnecessary leakage and indiscriminate reproduction of the drive s content

Court orders Bong Revilla's suspension

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:35 PM

The anti graft court Sandiganbayan s First Division junks the senator s motion for reconsideration on its earlier suspension order for lack of merit

BONG REVILLA. FIle photo shows Senator Ramon 'Bong Revilla Jr on the day he submitted himself to authorities on June 20, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

Revilla father, son transacted with Napoles – witness

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:00 PM

State witness Marina Sula says Richard Cambe received commissions from Napoles on behalf of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr and his son incumbent Senator Ramon Revilla Jr

Sandigan upholds 15 graft cases vs DBM exec in pork scam

Sep 03, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos and his staff are named co accused in the graft cases for allegedly processing with undue haste fund releases from Senator Juan Ponce Enrile s PDAF

Court dismisses 8 graft cases vs DBM exec in PDAF scam

Sep 02, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The prosecution is required to present additional evidence for the other 8 graft cases of Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos before the Sandiganbayan s First Division

Benhur Luy ran away with the money, says Revilla camp

Aug 20, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The state s principal witness has already denied that his assets are from the lawmakers pork barrel

Revilla to court: Suspension meant to 'harass' me

Aug 19, 2014 - 3:25 PM

The senator accused of plunder over the PDAF scam says it is impossible for him to intimidate or influence witnesses or to tamper with evidence in his office because he is already detained

The justices behind the pork barrel cases

Aug 17, 2014 - 5:31 PM

A member of the Sandiganbayan says the filing of the 3 plunder cases is a welcome development for those eyeing higher positions in the judiciary How they decide on the cases [could] affect their chances of being appointed to the SC

What would God do with 'praying' politicians?

Aug 09, 2014 - 8:00 AM

What do you think God would do as he continues to be handed all these supplications from Filipino politicians like pork barrel scam suspect Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr?

Indigents drawn into pork case can't afford bail

Jun 30, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Unknown to them a domestic helper in the Middle East and a housewife are named incorporators of NGOs associated with Napoles They should have been excluded from the charge sheet but aren t

Revilla: Special PDAF courts ‘discriminatory, unwarranted’

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The pork barrel scam case is no different from other cases pending before the anti graft court and does not need to be prioritized the senator says


EDITORIAL CARTOON: How to end the PDAF blockbuster

Jun 23, 2014 - 7:30 AM

There is a way to bring the real issue corruption back in the game – if the government brings to jail even those who are very much part of this daang matuwid administration

Revilla’s request: Air cooler in jail

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:11 PM

It will be more costly for the PNP if the senator experiences severe migraine attacks and has to be rushed to the hospital says his congresswoman wife

BETTER HALF. Senator Bong Revilla's wife, Cavite Representative Lani Mercado, speaks to the media after her husband entered his detention cell. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Bong Revilla cries political persecution

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Mr President handa po akong magpakulong Kahit saan ‘nyo pa ako ikulong hindi po ako natatakot says the senator after the anti graft court orders his arrest warrant prepared

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Rappler Newscast | June 16, 2014

Jun 16, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Iraq crisis worsens ISIS captures more cities Palace: Enrile Estrada Revilla can run in 2016 unless convicted Schumacher out of coma

Sandiganbayan tells SC: No need for PDAF special courts

Jun 16, 2014 - 7:51 PM

The anti graft court says the creation of special divisions could lead to a conflict with the other equally important cases being handled and tried by the justices

Palace: Enrile, Estrada, Revilla can run in 2016 unless convicted

Jun 14, 2014 - 4:07 PM

That is consistent with the provision of our constitution that they are innocent until proven guilty Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigal Valte says

INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN. The Palace says the 3 senators charged with graft and plunder can run for office in the 2016 presidential elections.

Rappler Newscast | June 13, 2014

Jun 13, 2014 - 8:46 PM

Sandiganbayan raffles the plunder and graft cases of Senators Enrile Estrada and Revilla Aquino heckler faces charges Jolie: Warzone rape an int l agenda

Accused differ on special divisions for PDAF scam

Jun 13, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Enrile s former chief of staff Gigi Reyes also files a manifestation before the anti graft court saying there is no compelling reason for the creation of special divisions

Sandiganbayan assigns plunder, graft cases

Jun 13, 2014 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED The anti graft court assigns the graft and plunder cases involving 3 senators Juan Ponce Enrile Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla Jr Their cases land with the 1st 3rd and 5th divisions

Sandiganbayan: PDAF cases to be raffled on Friday

Jun 11, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Anti graft court Sandiganbayan will be determining on Friday June 13 which of its 5 divisions will be handling the PDAF scam cases